26 February 2010

1) Historical Archival Cultural Services Officer, closes March 16

Knowledge of methodologies and research practices pertaining to the fields of archaeology, palaeontology and marine heritage is also an asset.

2) Curator/Operations Manager, Wisconsin Maritime Museum, Apply Today

3) Multiple Conservator jobs, Antarctic Heritage Trust, closes March 26

4) Study Abroad, The 41st Annual Oxford Berkeley Program, July 19-August 7, 2010. New Course: Hearts of Oak: The Royal Navy in the Age of Revolution 1776-1815, enroll before April 2

25 February 2010

1) Program and Administrative Support Assistant, US NPS Submerged Resources Center, closes March 10

This position is located with the Submerged Resources Center (SRC) Intermountain Regional Office, Denver Co.  The primary purpose of the position is to serve as the administrative focal point of the team and to provide program and management support to the SRC Chief.

2) Two (2) Underwater Forensic Operations Specialists, FBI, closes March 2

Serves as an Underwater Evidence Specialist and supports the FBI’s Underwater Search and Evidence Response Team.
All applicants must have experience working with underwater imaging technologies, such as side scan sonar, ROVs, multi-beam sonar imaging systems, etc., and/or as a Diver or Diver Supervisor in the public safety, military, or commercial dive industries.

St. Augustine and the Sea Symposium, 26-27 February, 2010

Join us this Friday and Saturday, February 26-27, as we celebrate the rich maritime history of our nation’s oldest port. The St. Augustine and the Sea symposium is sponsored by the St. Augustine Historical Society, the Lighthouse Archaeological Maritime Program (LAMP), the St. Augustine Lighthouse and Museum, and the City of St. Augustine. All events are free and open to the public!

Marine Geophysics, Marine Geology, Marine Surveyor

Applicants are being considered for the position of Coastal or Marine Geologist at Coastal Planning & Engineering’s Tampa Bay Regional Office in St. Petersburg, Florida. Applicants must have the technical background and/or experience required to accomplish various tasks associated with marine geophysical data collection and processing.

The position is a broad-based geology position with a concentration in offshore geophysical (seismic sub-bottom, sidescan sonar, and magnetometer) data collection and processing in support of resource identification for beach nourishment projects and related activities. The ideal candidate has experience with mobilizing and operating geophysical systems, offshore survey operations, and geophysical data processing and interpretation.

The following minimum qualifications are required:

a)      Bachelor of Science degree in marine geology or similar field (Master of Science preferred);

b)      Willingness to conduct offshore geophysical and geotechnical field investigations requiring stays on offshore survey vessels and/or day trips on smaller coastal survey vessels;

c)      Willingness/ability to occasionally travel for up to three weeks at a time for field work, in and out of the country;

d)      Demonstrated understanding of geophysical principles and survey methodologies (including Real-Time Kinematic GPS experience);

e)      Demonstrated ability to fluently communicate in spoken and written English;

f)      Must possess a clean driving record;

g)      Have a passion for working in a consulting firm environment on coastal projects;

h)      Be able to legally work in the United States without support for an indefinite period of time;

i)      Have the ability to handle multiple assignments efficiently and effectively and process data/prepare reports with limited supervision;

j)      Self-motivated hard-worker capable of working in a team environment in (sometimes difficult) offshore survey conditions;

k)      Be able to work independently and with our multidisciplinary team of professionals and staff;

l)      SCUBA diving certification at an advanced level, with AAUS Scientific Diver certification preferred.

If you are interested and qualified, please submit the following to the address below:

1)      A brief résumé and cover letter

2)      A statement of salary history or expectation.

3)      Three references.

Beau C. Suthard, P.G.
Director, Tampa Bay Regional Office
Coastal Planning & Engineering, Inc.
101 16th Avenue South, Suite 4
St. Petersburg, Florida 33701


21 February 2010

1) Maritime Archaeology Research Assistant, Oxford Center for Maritime Archaeology, closes March 22.  A research assistant is sought for the Director of the Oxford Centre for Maritime Archaeology (OCMA). This is a half-time position based in the Institute of Archaeology, University of Oxford.

2) Supervisor of Interpretation
Supervisor of Interpretation: This Full time position as Supervisor of Interpretation provides support for Interpretation staff including coaching, hiring, training and evaluation. A background in museum work, competence with budgeting, writing and program development is required. Highly developed interpersonal skills are essential. An undergraduate degree in a related field is required, an advanced degree is preferred, maritime history and sailing knowledge a plus. For information or an application visit our website www.mysticseaport.org/employment or call Human Resources 860-572-5346. We are an AA/EOE.

3) Archival Researcher – Temporary Washington DC
The Intrepid Museum
Applications Contact person: Human Resources
Email: resume@intrepidmuseum.org
Application due date: 2010/03/01
Salary range: tbd
Web+Address: www.intrepidmuseum.org
The Intrepid Museum is looking for a temporary archival researcher to conduct primary source research at the National Archives, Naval History & Heritage Command, the Library of Congress and other sources in Washington, D.C. The purpose of the research is to uncover archival materials, photographs and film footage that pertains to the history of the aircraft carrier USS Intrepid and the functioning of various spaces within the ship.  Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
. Make preliminary assessments of archival holdings at National Archives, Naval History & Heritage Command, the Library of Congress and other sources in Washington, D.C.
. Coordinate travel logistics and travel to Washington, D.C. to visit archival collections.
. Obtain copies of archival materials, photographs and film footage for Intrepid Museum’s files.
. Organize research findings and draft a report summarizing their contents for the Museum’s Curator of History.
. Other research projects as requested.
This is a temporary position that will commence in the winter of 2010. Position pays an hourly rate for research plus travel expenses. Candidate must be able to travel from Washington, D.C to New York.
The ideal candidate will have a graduate degree in history or a related field, as well as demonstrated archival research experience. Candidates who are currently pursuing graduate degrees or who have a bachelor’s degree and extensive research experience will be considered. Expertise in naval or military history is preferred. Strong written and verbal communication skills are required. Excellent organizational skills and the ability to work independently are a must.  For consideration e-mail resume to: resume@intrepidmuseum.org.
No Phone Calls. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is an equal opportunity employer.

4) Marine Surveyor (Side scan, multi-beam, sub bottom), Brone Positioning and Survey, Ltd. (Nigeria), ncd

5) Interpreter, Split Rock Lighthouse, closes 15 March

Marine and Maritime Archaeology Session

43rd Annual Meeting
Canadian Archaeological Association
April 28 – May 2, 2010
Calgary, Alberta

 Session title:

Marine and Maritime Archaeologies: Putting the Coast Back in Coastal

Session abstract:
For most regions of the world, including all of North America, the practices of marine and maritime archaeology remain fractured and marginalized. As a consequence, these sub-disciplines exist at the boundaries of the mainstream, even in regions where coastal cultures are the primary research focus. Thus, for many areas the ‘maritime’ archaeological record is represented almost exclusively by terrestrial or ‘dry’ sites, to the exclusion of intertidal, subtidal, and other aquatic landscapes. Having recognized this, archaeologists are increasingly turning to marine and maritime archaeologies to enhance their understanding of human-environment interaction at the land-water interface. For this session, we invite papers that work towards bridging the disconnect that exists between ‘terrestrial’, ‘coastal’, ‘maritime’, and ‘marine’ archaeologies, especially through new research and the use of multidisciplinary and novel approaches.

Conference information available at: http://www.ucalgary.ca/CAA2010/

2010 NOAA Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship Program recognizes outstanding scholarship and encourages independent graduate level research — particularly by female and minority students — in oceanography, marine biology and maritime archaeology. Congress authorized the Program, as described in the National Marine Sanctuaries Amendments Act of 2000 (Pub. L. 106-513), soon after Dr. Foster’s death in June 2000, as a means of honoring her life’s work and contribution to the nation. The program is administered through NOAA’s Office of Education and funded annually with one percent of the amount appropriated each fiscal year to carry out the National Marine Sanctuaries Act.

Application period January 1-2010 through March 17, 2010.

RFP Maryland Maritime Archaeology Program

The Maryland Historical Trust, Maryland Department of Planning has been awarded a grant from the American Battlefield Protection Program (ABPP) of the National Park Service (Grant GA-2244-09-015).  The purpose of this grant is to undertake battleground analyses related to six maritime actions/naval engagements of the Revolutionary War and War of 1812 in Maryland.

We are inviting interested parties to submit a proposal to undertake the KOCOA research, documentation, creation of relevant GIS maps for these six sites, and the preparation of one National Register (NR) nomination….

Closes 26 February, Proposals Due

2010 Great Lakes Summer Fellowship Maritime Archaeologist/Educator

Maritime Archaeologist/Educator Mentor: Sarah Waters (Sarah.A.Waters@noaa.gov). This fellow will assist in development and implementation of the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary’s (TBNMS) Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center (GLMHC) education initiatives and assist with summer field projects.  Duties will include, but are not limited to: 1) Assist in developing and implementing GLMHC formal and informal education programs in conjunction with local and regional institutions, and the general public; 2) Work with TBNMS staff in responding to constituent requests for information, products, services, and expertise; 3) Support TBNMS outreach events, such as Thunder Bay Maritime Festival and other community events (may include holidays and weekends); 4) Develop and write summaries of TBNMS field projects and research activities for distribution to a diverse constituent audience on multimedia platforms; 5) Assist with archaeological field work, including shipwreck documentation, field schools, and day camps (NOAA or AAUS Scientific Diving certification prefered); 6) Other duties as assigned.  Computer and writing skills are recommended for this position.  This position is located at TBNMS in Alpena, MI.

Closes 26 February

2010 Great Lakes Summer Fellowship Archaeological Lab Tech

Archaeological Laboratory Technician/Educator Mentor: Sarah Waters. (Sarah.A.Waters@noaa.gov).  The Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary is the primary repository for shipwreck artifacts owned by the State of Michigan. This fellow will assist in the implementation of the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary’s (TBNMS) conservation and interpretation initiatives and assist with summer field projects. Duties will include, but are not limited to: 1) Assist with artifact research, documentation, and data entry; 2) Under the supervision of trained staff, the student fellow will be involved in all phases of artifact processing, including conservation procedures;  3) Support TBNMS outreach events, such as Thunder Bay Maritime Festival and other community events (may include holidays and weekends); 4) Assist with archaeological field work, including shipwreck documentation, field schools, and day camps (NOAA or AAUS Scientific Diving certification prefered); 5) Student fellows may assist Sanctuary staff in other duties as assigned including education and outreach, and historic research. Computer and writing skills are recommended for this position. This position is located at TBNMS in Alpena, Michigan.

Closes 26 February

12 February 2010

1) Collections Storage Project Coordinator, National Maritime Museum, closes 2 March

2) 2 Internships, The Museum of Scottish Lighthouses, closes 3 March

3) Museum Technician (Small Craft), San Francisco Maritime NHP, closes 19 February

This position is located in the Small Craft Department at the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park.  Under the supervision of the Curator of Small Crafts the incumbent will be directed toward the preservation and restoration of the Museum’s small craft collection and to the establishment and maintenance of facilities to further this work.  The incumbent will assist in the coordination of curatorial projects and help in the maintenance, operation and documentation of boats and small craft.

4) Deckhand, San Francisco Maritime NHP, closes 26 February

These positions are located in the Facilities and Ships Division at San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park.  The incumbent’s primary responsibilities include working on vessels, on docks and in shops to perform maintenance, preservation and restoration work on six National Historic Landmark ships and their components.  These vessels are moored at Hyde Street Pier located along Fisherman’s Wharf.

Submerged Prehistoric Archaeologists

Southeastern Archaeological Research, Inc. (SEARCH) is seeking Submerged Prehistoric Archaeologists to complement our expanding Maritime Division for one of our Florida office locations (Pensacola, Jacksonville, Orlando, or Newberry (Gainesville).

Successful candidates should be M.A. level or above and must demonstrate:

Strong working knowledge of submerged prehistoric archaeology literature, methods and techniques on the continental shelf as well as other inundated environments including rivers, bays, lakes, lagoons and marshes. 

Strong working knowledge of the latest theories in submerged prehistoric archaeology and be familiar with remote sensing and site detection techniques.

Florida, Gulf of Mexico, Southern Atlantic, or West Indies research focus.

Proficiency in Surface Supplied Air Diving and be certified in SCUBA Diving, First Aid, CPR, and Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries (DAN O2).  

Ability to obtain a current diving physical to AAUS standards or have been medically examined within the previous 12 months and been determined fit and approved to dive by a licensed physician.

Proficiency in the operation of small boats and has the ability to troubleshoot small engines, electronics, pumps, and trailers.

Capability and willingness to work on terrestrial archaeology projects.

Expertise in the use and analysis of CHIRP sub-bottom profilers, dual frequency side scan sonars, and magnetometers.

Superior technical writing ability. 

Professional commitment to Public Outreach, as well as the dissemination of scientific findings to both peers and the public.

The successful applicant will have a developed capacity for attention to detail, be organized and able to work well on multiple simultaneous projects, and be able to meet deadlines.  Experience in cultural resource management, and experience preparing deliverables for the DoD and USACE is preferred.  Applicants should have a demonstrated proficiency in HyPak, MS Word, MS Office Pro suite, PowerPoint, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and Acrobat.  Ability to use GIS is desirable.  This position is not suitable for applicants with schedule or travel limitations. 

SEARCH is an equal opportunity employer and a drug-free workplace.  The positions will be filled after the successful completion of a drug test and a criminal background check.  Applicants should be able to receive government security clearances.  Pay will be commensurate with experience. 

In Word or as a PDF, please send a cover letter, resume, three references and dates of your availability to Jason Burns via email to jason@searchinc.com.  NO PHONE CALLS. SEARCH will treat all employment inquires with discretion. 

Go to www.searchinc.com for more information about SEARCH, and please see our Careers page for benefits information.  SEARCH appreciates everyone’s interest in this posting as well as our other recent postings; however, due to the high volume of applicants we are unable to honor each with a personal reply. We will develop a shortlist of applicants who will be contacted within two weeks for follow-up information and to set up phone interviews.

Historian, U.S. Navy

Historian, closes February 12

This position is located in the Office of the Under Secretary of the Navy at the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia.  The incumbent is the principal advisor to the Secretary of the Navy and the Under Secretary of the Navy on all policy, professional, technical and administrative matters pertaining to U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps history and heritage programs.

Heritage Awareness Diving Seminar 2010

Heritage Awareness Diving Seminar, May 18-19, 2010, Marathon, Florida.

The Spring 2010 Heritage Awareness Diving Seminar will focus on providing COURSE DIRECTORS, INSTRUCTOR TRAINERS, and INSTRUCTORS with a greater knowledge of how to proactively protect shipwrecks, artificial reefs, and other underwater cultural sites. Upon completion of the Seminar, you will be able to teach the new Heritage Awareness Specialty Course (approved by NAUI, PADI, and SSI) and will know how to promote sustainable underwater heritage tourism in your area.

The two-day seminar will include one day of classroom-based learning and one day of in-field training. A welcome
reception will be held on the evening of May 17, 2010.  Please contact the Florida Public Archaeology Network with any questions before April 30, 2010 to reserve your space in the Seminar.